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Collection — Box: 67
Scope and Contents Letter to friend William Plattenburg in Canton, Ill. sent from Camp Reede, Jackson, Tenn. Refers to the Emancipation Proclamation, anti-war newspaper sentiments and his anger towards those back home who will not enlist and do not support the war. Mentions his poor health and possibility of discharge due to illness.
Dates: Created: February 23, 1863
Collection — Box: 68
Scope and Contents Letter to John Hancock expressing some thoughts on Lincoln, slavery, the Emancipation Proclamation and Hancock's hope of election to the Maryland Convention. Hancock was an Alabama born lawyer who served as a jurist and member of the legislature in Texas and refused to take oath of allegiance to the Confederacy then left the state to avoid conscription into the army.
Dates: Created: February 25, 1864
Collection — Box: 62
Scope and Contents Letter to Alexander Wheelock, regarding placement of the fireplace and a comment on "Abraham" referring to his Emancipation Proclamation.
Dates: Created: October 10, 1862
Collection — Box: 60
Scope and Contents One letter gives a list of resolutions he believes the Park County girls should abide by and include "tender services as clerks, mechanics and tillers of the soil" while the men are serving, and "withhold friendship and love from every able bodied young man who will not enlist". He gives his account of the battles at Fort Henry and Donelson, Pittsburgh Landing and Corinth. In the beginning his letters tell how happy he is to be a soldier and that he could lead that life with no problem. After...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1863
Collection — Box: 65
Scope and Contents Letter to "editor of the New York Tribune" re: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the legality of it. Written in response to the editor's (Horace Greeley) position that the southern states could save slavery by ending the rebellion.
Dates: Created: March 20, 1863
- Subject: Lincoln, Abraham. Emancipation Proclamation X